Want to boot up your new console right after coming back from the midnight launch? Maybe spend some time fixing yourself a late night snack while waiting for the mandatory download.
In an updated interview with Marc Whitten, the chief platform architect of the Xbox One, IGN learned that a first day patch will take about 15 to 20 minutes to install once the system is turned on for the first time.
“We are optimizing Xbox One so that the day one update is as fast as possible,” said Whitten. “While we’re still finalizing the details, we expect that the download will take between 15 and 20 minutes for most users.”
Given that gamers have had ample time to become accustomed to, if not necessarily accepting of, day one patches, it’s probably not a deal breaker for most fans. However, given a recent consumer poll by Reuters , where consumers stated they were more likely to buy a PS4 than an Xbox One, this likely isn’t going to help bring people over to Microsoft’s camp. On the other hand, considering the ridiculous number of pre-orders for both consoles, maybe they don’t need it.